Canada is withdrawing non-essential staff from the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine as concerns continue to grow over the threat of a Russian incursion. In a statement on Sunday, Global Affairs Canada said it was temporarily withdrawing non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependents from the embassy in Kyiv. Read more:Read More →

On January 24, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure (“authorized departure”) of U.S. government employees and ordered the departure of family members (“orderly departure”) of U.S. government employees to the United States Embassy in Kyiv, effective immediately. A respective statement was published on the website of theRead More →

Russia has dismissed a report that Moscow withdrew diplomatic personnel from missions in Ukraine ahead of international talks on Ukraine’s reinforcement of Russian troops, amid growing concerns over President Vladimir Putin’s intentions towards his neighbour. Quoting an unnamed senior Ukrainian security official, The New York Times (NYT) reported that onRead More →

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Canada is withdrawing families of embassy staff and non-essential personnel from Ethiopia as fighting in the northern region of Tigray escalates. “The situation in Ethiopia is changing and deteriorating rapidly,” Global Affairs Canada said in a statement on Sunday. “The safety of Canadians is our top priority and, as aRead More →

U.S. Embassy London Chargé d’Affaires Philip Reeker shared a video on Twitter of himself and his fellow representatives whetting their appetites with a range of delicacies including square sausages and Cranachan . “It’s not a bad soda,” said Mr Reeker, sipping a glass of Irn-Bru brewed in Glasgow. Register nowRead More →

The White House lights up in the colors of the rainbow to celebrate the Supreme Court’s opinion legalizing same-sex marriage in the fifty states on June 26, 2015Photo: Shutterstock Over 60 House Democrats wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding that the Biden administration lift the banRead More →

Police are investigating a complaint that staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Wellington are asking for money to help Vietnamese nationals seek help during the Covid-19 pandemic. “I can confirm that we have received a report and that we are conducting an investigation,” said a police spokeswoman. Hung Truong, whoRead More →

The foreign ministry defended staff at its embassy in Kabul after documents identifying Afghan workers and job seekers were left behind. The select foreign affairs committee is set to open an investigation after a Times reporter on Tuesday found newspapers containing the contact details of seven Afghans, during a tourRead More →

The Australian government said it had granted humanitarian visas to more than 100 Afghan nationals working in its embassy, ​​a day after announcing that their visa applications had been rejected. Conflicting information has caused confusion as thousands attempt to flee the Taliban regime. More than 100 embassy guards and full-timeRead More →

Moscow ready to issue visas to new US embassy staff, senior Russian diplomat noted Thursday, after the Russian Ambassador to Washington denounced the strict visa issuance procedures for Russian employees. Alexander Bikantov, deputy foreign ministry spokesman, said Russia was “open to dialogue” despite what he described as Washington’s “non-constructive approach”.Read More →

In a statement announcing the decision on Thursday, the Belarusian foreign ministry said it was reducing the number of “diplomatic and administrative-technical” staff at the embassy, ​​without specifying the number of staff who will be affected. The ministry’s press secretary Anatoly Glaz said that in addition to the reduction inRead More →